Freedom of Access to Information and Resources
We’re campaigning for a fair, open, democratic society where information can be accessed by everyone.
FAIR is lobbying on a number of issues which affect Australia's library and information sector including copyright law reform, cybersafety and the problems with internet filtering, digitising our nation’s history, encouraging children to read, evidence-based decisions in law, health and business, evidence-based policy making, learning at any age, qualified library staff in schools, supporting Australia's book industry and well funded public libraries.
FAIR would like to bring to your attention an invitation for librarians and libraries to take part in an International Peace Day initiative.
The campaign is being run by The Mortenson Center which aims to strengthen international ties among libraries and librarians worldwide for the promotion of international education, understanding, and peace.
The Productivity Commission has issued a draft report of the Intellectual Property Arrangements Inquiry.
This infographic summarises their draft recommendations.
FAIR was pleased to see the Commission agrees with the library and information sector’s view on three key issues - unpublished works, fair use and safe harbours.
Canberra, 15 March, 2016: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Museums Australia (MA) and National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) have written to Darren Chester, Minister for Infrastructure, asking him to extend the definition of national infrastructure to include Trove (
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Public Libraries Western Australia and Australian Library and Information Association
The picture gallery is growing daily of all the #FabulousFinds.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has started a nationwide hunt for all those incredible things found in a library's collection.
Step inside or visit library websites and we know that everyone will be surprised and perhaps a little amazed at what you can find in a library's collections.
Thursday 24 December, 2015 Canberra: FAIR welcomes the Federal Government's recognition that Australian copyright laws need to change.
The Department of Communications and the Arts yesterday released for public comment proposed changes designed to modernise and improve to our copyright laws.
Nominations have now closed for Great School Libraries.
Many thanks to all the supportive parents, students and teachers who care deeply about their school libraries and nominated them in this campaign.
We have been inspired by all the wonderful photos, poems, tributes, videos and even drawings which have been sent in to us.